Category: Lent

  • What if You are Still in the Desert?

    The Lord is Risen! Alleluia! The Church on Easter Sunday was festively decorated. Flowers were everywhere. The purple was gone. The Easter Candle was shining brightly. The “Gloria” and “Alleluia” were sung with great enthusiasm. There was joy and celebration everywhere! This is as it should be. If only life was as neat as the […]

  • The Closeness of Jesus

    At the Holy Thursday liturgy we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist. Jesus loved us enough to create a sacrament in which he physically comes into our body and soul – what an amazing gift! Yet, I admit, I often take it for granted. Don’t get me wrong – I look forward to going to […]

  • Sharing Other’s Suffering

    Christ suffers in solidarity with every soul, and we can suffer in solidarity with Him. We are never alone, though we may feel forsaken. Christ shows us that He is one with us in our sorrow and pain, no matter how alone we feel. We are all wounded, broken, suffering in some way, and even […]

  • Women’s Stations of the Cross

    During this season of Lent, I invite you to spend some time meditating on Jesus’ road to Calvary, and on the ways we can better carry our own crosses in life. 1. Jesus is Condemned to Death Jesus stood before Pilate an innocent man yet he was condemned to death. Dear Lord, help me to […]

  • Fasting vs. Loving One’s Neighbor

    I once ate chicken pot pie on Good Friday. It was the day I got home from the hospital after the birth of my first child. My very kind non-Catholic neighbor made us a welcome home dinner. I did a quick mental appraisal of the situation. I could either stick with the Good Friday rules […]